Moody Blue Rose Rosa Moody Blue = 'Fryniche' (HT)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Moody Blue]


The Rosa Moody Blue, commonly known as the 'Fryniche' hybrid tea rose, is a distinctive plant prized for its unique blossoms. The flowers of this rose boast a mesmerizing blend of colors, transitioning from lavender to smoky blue as they mature. The petals have a classic, richly ruffled look, with a velvety texture that invites one to reach out and touch them. Each bloom comes together in a high-centered form that is characteristic of hybrid tea roses, gracefully opening up from pointed buds. The foliage of the 'Fryniche' rose is a deep green color, providing a striking contrast against the cooler tones of the flowers. The leaves are glossy, which adds to the overall elegance of the plant. This rose bush is well-branched, featuring sturdy stems that showcase the flowers prominently. The plant has a reputation for being generously floriferous, meaning that it produces an abundance of blooms throughout its flowering season, which can create a stunning visual impact in any garden setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Moody Blue Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Fryniche'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Hybrid Tea Rose is not considered poisonous to humans. There are no significant toxic substances in this plant that would cause poisoning upon ingestion. However, as with any non-food plant material, ingesting parts of the Hybrid Tea Rose may potentially cause a mild stomach upset in some individuals due to its non-digestible nature.

    • To pets

      Hybrid Tea Rose is generally considered non-toxic to pets. They do not contain any substances that are known to pose a significant risk of poisoning to dogs, cats, or other animals typically kept as pets. However, consumption of large quantities of plant material may result in gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, or diarrhea in some sensitive pets due to the mechanical effects of the fibrous plant matter.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Blooms: Moody Blue rose features stunning flowers that change color from lavender to mauve as they mature, providing visual interest throughout the blooming season.
    • Fragrance: This plant offers a delightful fragrance that can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Landscape Use: Moody Blue roses can be used in a variety of landscape designs, including borders, flower beds, and as specimen plants.
    • Pollinator-Friendly: The flowers attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Long Blooming Period: The plant has a generous blooming period that can extend through the growing season, ensuring a long-lasting display of color.
    • Cut Flowers: The roses make excellent cut flowers for arrangements and bouquets, allowing their beauty to be brought indoors.
    • Disease Resistance: Rosa Moody Blue roses are known for their resistance to common rose diseases, making them easier to care for.
    • Growth Habit: The upright and bushy growth habit of these roses makes them a good choice for structured garden designs.
    • Versatility: The plant can adapt well to a variety of climates and soil types, though it may require some winter protection in colder regions.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • The petals of the Hybrid Tea Rose can be used to make natural dyes for fabric or paper, providing a range of colors from light pink to deep burgundy depending on the concentration.
    • Can be used in perfumery for its fragrant blooms, contributing to the floral notes in a perfume blend.
    • The Hybrid Tea Rose's strong stems make it suitable for creating botanical prints by hammering the petals onto paper or cloth to transfer the color and shape.
    • Dried Hybrid Tea Rose petals can be incorporated into homemade potpourri mixes for a natural, sweet fragrance in your home.
    • The petals are edible and can add a colorful, gourmet touch to salads or desserts when used as a garnish.
    • When infused in water, Hybrid Tea Rose petals can be used to give a floral flavor to cocktails or specialty teas.
    • Pressed and preserved, the blooms of Hybrid Tea Rose can be used in scrapbooking, card making, or other paper crafts.
    • Rosehips, which are the fruit of roses that follow the flowers, can be used to make rosehip syrup, a traditional sweetener and flavoring agent.
    • The wood from the Hybrid Tea Rose bush can be carved or turned to create small art pieces or jewelry, taking advantage of its hardness and grain.
    • Rose petals can be incorporated into bath bombs and salts for a luxurious and aromatic bathing experience.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Mystery and Enigma: The Moody Blue Rose, with its unique color, often symbolizes the unknown and the mysteries that life holds. The uncommon color of this rose variety can leave a deep impression of enigma.
    • Balancing Emotions: The blend of colors in this rose is sometimes thought to represent balance in one's emotions, where the blue tones stand for calmness and the purplish hues represent spiritual fulfillment.
    • Rare Beauty: Since Moody Blue Roses are not as common as traditional roses, they are often used to symbolize rare and unparalleled beauty.
    • Transcendence: The Moody Blue Rose, with its unique appearance, can signify transcendence or surpassing ordinary limits, as it breaks away from the typical rose color palette.
    • Uniqueness: Gifting this rose may convey admiration for someone's unique and distinctive personality, as the Moody Blue Rose itself stands out among other roses.
    • Love at First Sight: Sometimes, the rare and striking appearance of the Moody Blue Rose is associated with the concept of love at first sight or an immediate and intense attraction.

Every 2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    For the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Moody Blue', water deeply once a week, applying about 1 to 1.5 gallons per plant, ensuring the water penetrates the soil to a depth of about 12 inches. In hot, dry climates, watering frequency should increase to twice a week. Adjust watering during rainy periods to avoid waterlogging. It's better to water in the morning to allow foliage to dry out during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Always aim at the base of the plant to keep leaves dry and prevent mildew.

  • sunLight

    The Hybrid Tea Rose 'Moody Blue' thrives in full sunlight, which means it should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. An east-facing location that provides sun in the morning and partial shade in the afternoon can help in extremely hot climates. Avoid shaded areas, as too little light can lead to fewer blooms and weak growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The ideal temperature range for the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Moody Blue' is between 65°F and 75°F, but it can tolerate temperatures as low as 20°F during dormancy in winter and as high as above 90°F during active growth, provided it has adequate water. To support vigorous growth and bloom, avoid placing the plant in zones where extreme temperatures are common.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Moody Blue' is necessary to maintain its shape, encourage more blooms, and improve air circulation. Prune in early spring as new buds appear, removing dead or diseased wood and thinning out crowded branches. Cut back about one-third to one-half of the previous year's growth. The best time for a major prune is when the plant is dormant, typically late winter or early spring.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Moody Blue Rose is one that is well-drained, rich in organic matter, with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. A mix of one-third each garden soil, well-rotted compost, and coarse sand or perlite is recommended to provide the necessary nutrition and drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    The Moody Blue Rose, being a garden rose, doesn't typically require repotting as it is usually planted directly into the ground. However, if grown in a container, repotting every 2 to 3 years or when the plant outgrows its current pot is advisable.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Moody Blue Roses thrive best in outdoor environments where humidity is naturally regulated. They do not require high humidity levels and can tolerate the average ambient humidity found in most outdoor garden settings.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide full sun, well-drained soil mix, and regular watering for indoor growth.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, well-drained soil, water deeply and mulch.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the 'Moody Blue' rose (Rosa 'Fryniche'), a hybrid tea, begins with seed germination, wherein the seed will sprout when exposed to the right conditions of warmth and moisture, although these roses are more commonly propagated via cuttings to retain their varietal characteristics. These cuttings then develop roots and shoots when planted, initiating the vegetative growth stage. The plant matures and enters the flowering phase, typically from late spring to fall, producing its distinctive lavender-blue to smoky purple blossoms that attract pollinators. After pollination, the flowers may develop into rose hips (seed pods) if not deadheaded, carrying the plant's seeds for the next generation. During autumn, the plant will start to prepare for dormancy, slowing down growth and conserving energy. Finally, in winter, the rose enters a dormant state to survive the cold, during which time it requires minimal care, only awakening and resuming growth in the subsequent spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa 'Moody Blue' (Hybrid Tea Rose) is commonly propagated through a method known as softwood cuttings. This technique is typically performed in late spring or early summer when the plant's new growth is still flexible but mature enough to withstand the root development process. A gardener would select healthy, non-flowering shoots and cut lengths of about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters), ensuring each cutting has several leaves. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped into a rooting hormone to promote root growth. The cutting is then planted in a well-draining soil mixture, often covered with a plastic bag or placed in a propagator to maintain high humidity while keeping the soil consistently moist. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, after which the rooted cutting can be transferred to a larger pot or directly into the garden.